South Africa Government

08/08/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/08/2020 05:31

Government hosts the National Women’s Day 2020 virtual celebration, 9 Aug

Government will host the National Women's Day celebration on Sunday, 09 August 2020, to pay tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.

The National Women's Day virtual celebration will be held under the theme: 'Generation Equality: Realising Women's Rights for an Equal Future'.

The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver the keynote address.

The virtual celebration will be streamed on major news channels (national television and radio channels) as well as on government social media platforms. The programme will start at 12:00 midday.

Members of the media are invited to watch the virtual celebration on the following social media platforms:
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YouTube: (link is external)

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For media enquiries:

Ms. Zimasa Velaphi: Chief Director: Marketing and Communication (DSAC), 072 172 8925 / Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Ms. Mmabatho Ramompi (Media Liaison Ministry in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities) 076 480 3513 / [email protected](link sends e-mail);